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Safety & Loss Advisory Committee


A unique feature of The Standard Club is the ‘Safety and Loss Advisory Committees’ (SLACs) which have formed a major part of its loss prevention approach for the last 22 years. The SLAC system was established at the request of the club’s board as a means to bring together senior technical and marine managers from the club’s membership. The members of the committee possess the necessary experience and knowledge to grapple with complex issues and have sufficient authority to enable them to act on the findings within their own organisation.

There are three distinct SLAC divisions: Asia, Europe and London Class. The London Class SLAC focuses on inland waterways’ claims, whilst the Asia and Europe SLACs examine the claims generated by the club’s ‘blue water’ business. All divisions meet twice a year.

The Europe and Asia SLACs examine both individual claims and claims trends as a means to determine the root causes and recommend preventative measures. They also discuss the implications of any new regulations due to come into force and review loss prevention initiatives and other topical subjects affecting the maritime industry.

The SLACs report directly to the club’s board and aim to analyse individual claims and claim trends with a view to developing prevention strategies and providing direction for the club’s loss prevention initiatives, articles and other activities.


Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Europe division

Umberto D'Amato
Perseveranza Spa di Navigazione

Grant Laversuch
Deputy Chairman 
P&O Ferries Ltd

Antonio d'Alesio, Jr
d'Alesio Group

Frank Heidrich
Ocean Shipmanagement GmbH

John Kehagias
White Sea Navigation S.A

Ali Ibrahim Kontaytekin
Arkas Shipping & Transport AS

Claus Schiller 
Maersk Drilling
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S

Panagiotis Kallinikos
Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc.

Jerome Eker
Crowley Maritime Corporation

George Vasilakis
Optimum Ship Services Ltd

Demetris Makaritis
Navigator Gas 

Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Asia division

Pradeep Kale
Teekay Marine Ltd

Uttam Kumar Jaiswal 
Pacific Basin Shipmanagement

Pradeep Chawla
Anglo-Eastern Univan Group

Ian Offland
Swire Pacific Offshore        

Hardeep Mundae
Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd                                                                

RS Minhas
Pacific International Lines Pte. Ltd.

Toru Fujita
NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd

CT Tun
Yan Ming

Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - London division

Patrick van Suijlekom
Maaskade Bevrachters/Wamasco group

Andrey Kruglov
North-West Shipping Company

Bálint Horvath
DDSG services GmbH/Helogistics


Upcoming Events

SCOAC meeting
29 April, 2020

Taking into account the necessary protective measures with regards to COVID-19, this meeting shall take place remotely.

Strike and Delay class meeting
7 May, 2020

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